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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:47 PM
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Breaking the Silence - Must see Video - in five parts
A John Pilger expose of the lies and manipulation surrounding the War on Terror and the Neo-Con agenda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdm0sxFKus Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=achFigwgS1E Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwv8Ai6vYsk Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=godK7pCyJQQ Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=karnVipgKVw Part 5


My blood is boiling that we don't have any programs produced in our country that brings facts to light as this work does.

It is a must see. Watch it and share it.
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:52 PM
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1. k&r and bookmarked
thanks for posting
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:58 PM
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2. Why didn't we have this in 2004?
It was produced in 2003. It could have been so helpful in educating those voters then. But we have it now and we must share it. Productions like this is the only way to wake up the sleeping masses, hammering the truth home again and again.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:59 PM
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3. Criminally negligent American Media.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:42 PM
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4. I had bookmarked this for later viewing.
But I couldn't let it be. I watched it and couldn't stop until it was finished. I'm not a card-carrying Christian, so I can't express myself in terms like "Divine Retribution", but you get my drift.

pnorman
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:46 PM
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5. I couldn't stop until I saw it all as well
I do, indeed, get your drift.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:58 AM
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7. Dr. Sima Samar is one of the names I had jotted down while watching those video clips.
Here's one Google hit, which is by John Pilger and covers much of that material: http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,1284,1044...

Here's the relevant quote:
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"The last time we met in this chamber," said George Bush in his state of the union speech last year, "the mothers and daughters of Afghanistan were captives in their own homes, forbidden from working or going to school. Today, women are free, and are part of Afghanistan's new government. And we welcome the new minister of women's affairs, Dr Sima Samar." A slight, middle-aged woman in a headscarf stood and received the choreographed ovation. A physician who refused to deny treatment to women during the Taliban years, Samar is a true symbol of resistance, whose appropriation by the unctuous Bush was short-lived. In December 2001, Samar attended the Washington-sponsored "peace conference" in Bonn where Karzai was installed as president and three of the most brutal warlords as vice-presidents. (The Uzbek warlord General Rashid Dostum, accused of torturing and slaughtering prisoners, is currently defence minister.) Samar was one of two women in Karzai's cabinet.

No sooner had the applause in Congress died away than Samar was smeared with a false charge of blasphemy and forced out. The warlords, different from the Taliban only in their tribal allegiances and religious pieties, were not tolerating even a gesture of female emancipation.

Today, Samar lives in constant fear for her life. She has two fearsome bodyguards with automatic weapons. One is at her office door, the other at her gate. She travels in a blacked-out van. "For the past 23 years, I was not safe," she told me, "but I was never in hiding or travelling with gunmen, which I must do now... There is no more official law to stop women from going to school and work; there is no law about dress code. But the reality is that even under the Taliban there was not the pressure on women in the rural areas there is now."
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pnorman
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:02 AM
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6. Rate it up, favorite it and comment. That gets it to the top viewing pages
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:49 AM
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8. It's gonna be a great day when Feith, Bolton, Kristol et al
get their due.

God help me, I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.

At some point the herd charges the the predator and tramples him.

That day is coming.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:06 AM
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9. John Pilger, on one those rare real journalists
Death of a Nation - The Timor Conspiracy
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-911849658294...
John Pilger analyzes the Indonesian invasion of 1975, exposing the genocide and Western complicity leading up to the vote of independence in 1999.


Cambodia: The Betrayal
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-800189838746...
A 1990 followup to Pilger's documentary from the previous year. It details how Western governments (including Thatcher and Bush senior) were arming and supporting the Khmer Rouge, who at the time this documentary was made were on the cusp of retaking Cambodia and beginning a second genocide.


Stealing a Nation
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=663302411823338...
"There are times when one tragedy, one crime tells us how a whole system works behind its democractic facade, and helps us understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments often justify their actions with lies."
-- John Pilger


http://www.johnpilger.com
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 05:00 AM
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10. A must see - K&R
Thanks! :)
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 05:56 AM
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11. ..
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:01 AM
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12. Wow. All that suffering and for what? So Bush and his "crazies"
can enjoy the destruction of innocent life while lining their Brooks Brothers' suit pockets.

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